BREAKING: Chemical plant explosion in Sulphur

Published 11:07 am Wednesday, January 26, 2022

An explosion at Westlake Chemical South, the former PPG plant in Sulphur, has left a cloud of black smoke over the area and a shelter in place for the community.

Several teachers at Westlake and Sulphur schools have told the American Press that their school buildings shook during the explosion.

As of 11 a.m. all Sulphur and Westlake schools are under a precautionary shelter in place. All students, faculty, and staff are safe, the Calcasieu Parish School Boatd reported.

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